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    Callie Marsalisi
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A fresh coat of paint can improve how a home looks, whether you're preparing to sell or just want a change. However, painting takes a lot of time and energy. When looking for Fort Collins' best painting contractors, check out our top recommendations for your area.

10 Best Painting Companies in Fort Collins

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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CertaPro Painters of Fort Collins Logo
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CertaPro Painters of Fort Collins

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 223 reviews


161 E Saturn Dr #5A, Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 223-8359

certapro.com/fort-collins
Foothills Painting LLC Logo

Foothills Painting LLC

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 367 reviews


1730 S College Ave #305, Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 427-2866

foothillspainting.co
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Next Gen Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 36 reviews


8400 E Prentice Ave #1500, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

(720) 460-1213

nextgenpainting.com
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A To Z Custom Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 25 reviews


3008 S Zurich Ct, Denver, CO 80236

(303) 792-5437

atozcustompaintingdenver.com
Adirondack Painting Company / Painters Englewood Logo

Adirondack Painting Company / Painters Englewood

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 53 reviews


2816 S Grant St, Englewood, CO 80113

(303) 564-3617

www.adirondackpaintingco.com
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AMC Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 34 reviews


2329 E Mulberry St Ste 110, Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 305-8607

amcpaintingfoco.com
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ProStar Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 26 reviews


401 N Timberline Rd #64, Fort Collins, CO 80524

(970) 413-0472

prostarcolorado.com
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LF Rosa Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 31 reviews


407 Towhee St, Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 889-4544

lfrosapainting.com
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Forte Painting Co.

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 19 reviews


4515 Seaway Cir, Fort Collins, CO 80525

(970) 713-0123

www.fortepaintingco.com

Windsor Painting

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 42 reviews


7202 Trout Ct, Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 692-4488

windsorpainting.com

Services Offered by Professional Painters

Most professional painting services provide both interior and exterior painting, as well as extra services.

Interior Painting

Professional painting contractors will advise you on various interior paints availible, paint finishes, and maintenance requirements to help you decide which paint is best for your space. They'll prepare and paint your moldings, trim, cabinets, door frames, and windows, depending on what your project needs. Some painters will remove any existing wallpaper or textured finishings before painting for an extra charge.

Exterior Painting

Before exterior painting, painting contractors mend weathering damage, strip old paint, seal any leaks with caulk, and wash the walls. They follow by painting window frames, fences, decks, trim, doors, siding, and additional outdoor areas.

Additional Services

Contractors that have the right qualifications and experience can also handle additional work, such as the following:

  • Concrete staining
  • Crown molding installation and repair
  • Drywall and plaster repair
  • Popcorn ceiling removal
  • Pressure washing
  • Wallpaper hanging or removal

How To Choose a Painter in Fort Collins

Below are some factors to consider when choosing which painting professional to hire:

  • Cost: Request quotes from at least three painters. Use caution if one provider's estimates are significantly lower than others.
  • Guarantees: Get a hard copy of your painter's guarantees and ensure you understand how long they last and what they cover.
  • Paint types: Ask your painter to explain various paint options, including the pros and cons of each, to help you make an informed decision. Some options cater to specific needs, such as weather-resistant or eco-friendly formulas.
  • Qualifications: Ensure your painter is properly licensed in Fort Collins and in the state of Colorado. Make sure your painter is properly bonded and insured, especially if they’re working with power equipment or on ladders. If your home was built prior to 1978, and you're worried about the possible presence of lead, you may want to look for a contractor who is licensed by the EPA to work with lead-based paint.
  • Reputation and reviews: Ask family and friends for references, and look up each business you’re considering on the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also browse review sites such as Google Reviews or Trustpilot.

How Much Does Painting Cost in Fort Collins?

The cost of professional painting work depends on the dimensions of your home, the paint categories chosen, and the time of year. Most painters increase their rates during the summer in response to increased demand. Interior and exterior painting jobs both run, on average, between $0.92 and $3.66 per square foot. Most homes have more interior surface area than exterior, which means the cost to paint inside will be more expensive than the cost to paint outside. The average cost of painting a 2,000-square-foot home in Fort Collins is $4,579 for outside work and $1,831 to $7,326 for interior work. Alternatively, local Fort Collins painters may charge anywhere from $20.19 to $33.64 per hour. Hourly prices may save you money if you choose to bundle services. For example, if you get both your home’s interior and exterior painted at once, you’ll pay less overall than you would if you’d scheduled them separately.

Frequently Asked Questions about Painting in Fort Collins

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